A/N: Alright! Another story coming! The creative juices can't stop flowing! Well, that's not entirely true… NEVERMIND! This is going to be fun! Take some PJO characters, my OC, a crappy boat, abandoned islands, and here's my story!
Dis: Heh, if insist that I don't own PJO then you must be right!
What do you do when you are an extremely bored nineteen year old son of Poseidon named Percy Jackson and you just acquired your very own boat no matter how crappy it may be? Well, let me tell you what you do…
"Seaweed brain!" yelled my impatient girlfriend, Annabeth Chase. "Hurry up! Dinner's in, like, a minute and twenty seven seconds! Get out here, before I have to come wake you up!" She was, as usual, being perfectly accurate with timing, and threatening me at the same time. Speaking of which, how the heck did I fall asleep? Oh, right… Morpheus cabin. Acorns. Pegasus crap. Yeah…
"Five more minutes!" was my reply, which didn't go over so well with Annabeth. I heard the door open, and footsteps approaching my bed. The end of my bed sagged down a bit, which signaled that she had just sat down. I felt her hair on my shoulder, and her breath on my neck. I cracked open an eye, and saw her grinning up at me. She grabbed my chin, and kissed me lightly. I wrapped her up in my arms, and kissed her back.
"Mmm… Percy, honestly… mmm… Dinner now!" She protested, which I couldn't understand. I was having a great time. I just held her closer, and quickly brushed the recollection of the whole rule about no two campers of the opposite sex in the same cabin together at the same time out of my head. We were counselors now, anyway. She pulled away, and somehow twisted out of my death grip.
"Aw, Annabeth, c'mon! We can eat later!" I protested, and sat up. She headed for the door, and waved. I sighed, but got up nonetheless and followed her out the door. I glanced around, and saw her at the front of the Athena cabin's line. I winked at her, and she smiled back. It was funny how we didn't blush as often anymore… I did miss the cute abashed expression she wore whenever she did, though. Note to self: Make Annabeth blush.
I stood in my pathetic line of one person, and 'filed' into the dining pavillion. I noticed that the Ares cabin was late (again) and that there were only a few people at the Nemesis table. Those few included my friend Jace Nakamura, who also happened to be my cousin Nico's girlfriend. I waved at her, and received a smile. Those kids aren't the cheeriest. I looked at the Hades table, and sure enough, Nico was staring absent-mindedly at Jace. She waved at him, and he perked up straight away. I laughed inwardly, and looked at Annabeth. She was in deep discussion with Malcolm, her half-brother. Probably talking about some brainy thing. Then I noticed the whole Morpheus cabin glaring at me. I guess this wasn't the time to ask for my iPod. I smiled weakly at them, and quickly asked my goblet for blue coke. The dryads came along with the food. I lined up for the offerings, and sacrificed some really cheesy looking pizza for Poseidon, and muttered a quick prayer. I could smell the ocean as the food burned away. I headed back to my table, and didn't waste a second not eating. My food was gone in seconds. I got up, and headed back to my cabin. As I was nearing the large cluster of buildings, I felt someone tap my shoulder. I turned around, and saw Nico standing there, dressed all in black, as usual.
"Hey Nico," I said, "What's up?" He didn't smile at me or acknowledge the fact that I had greeted him and asked him a question. He just pulled me off to his cabin. I muttered under my breath, "Glad you're doing great. I'm fine, thanks for asking."
We entered his gloomy cabin, and I was forced onto a beanbag. Must be a new addition. He flicked on all the lights, which made the cabin medium dark instead of completely dark.
"I need girl help." He said. I choked on my air, and tried not to laugh.
"From me," I said, "Who couldn't ask out the girl he liked until he was sixteen, and really didn't even ask her out. She actually asked me, but…" I kicked off my shoes, and leaned back into the beanbag.
"Percy, please! It's really important!" Nico pleaded, and I could see his desperation.
"Oh my gods Nico, are you proposing to Jace? A bit early, don't you think?" I stared wide eyed at my fifteen year old cousin.
"Wha- No! No! Percy, just listen," He said exasperatedly. I nodded, and motioned for him to continue. "Well, you know how you and Annabeth are, like, inseperable, and you really love her?" I nodded, knowing exactly what he was talking about. Well, partially.
"Continue," I said.
"How do you tell a girl you love her?" He demanded. I scratched my chin. I really needed to shave… No! Stay on task!
"Well," I began, really trying not to be sarcastic. This was a big change in Nico's life. I had to respect that. "I just kind of blurted it out. You know, 'I love you', in the middle of a sword fight. I won that one, actually, she was so stunned. But if you want to know how to do it the properly not Percy way, I suggest telling her somewhere special to both of you. Or just to her. Like, for you, a graveyard. For Jace, well, you're her boyfriend. You figure it out, cous." And with that finishing sentence, I left him, pondering his love life.
"Percy!" Someone squealed from behind me. I was full on tackled by our Oracle, Rachel Elizabeth Dare. I guess she was happy to see me. Behind her Annabeth followed, with Jace at her side, both dying of laughter. She pulled away, and I saw no change from the Rachel we all knew and loved. Her years at the ladies academy hadn't changed her one bit.
"Rachel!" I said. "You haven't changed, I see. Are those the same jeans as three years ago?" She nodded, and I smiled. Annabeth came up to me, and I wrapped my arm around her. Jace made a face and screamed "PDA! PDA! PDA!" at the top of her lungs. She laughed and went off, probably to find her darling Nico.
"So how've you been, Rach?" I asked, and rested my chin on the top of Annabeth's head. She still used the same lemon shampoo.
"Oh, same old, same old. I see nothing has changed here," She commented. I smiled, and attempted not to blush. She winked knowingly at Annabeth, and skipped off to the Big House, humming as she went.
"It's always nice to be tackled in the evening," I said, and walked to my cabin, Annabeth still in my arms. She turned around, and kissed me lightly on the lips.
"See you on the battlefield, Seaweed brain," She whispered, her nose touching mine. "You're on my team for capture the flag tonight. Then, we can have our own private victory party." She winked, and jogged off to her cabin. I stared after her, completely oblivious to the pouring rain. Then I snapped out of it, and went to my own cabin.
I swung open the door, and turned on my radio. Sadly, the Morpheus kids still had my iPod, and refused to give it back, especially after today. Memo to Percy: Don't stuff Pegasus crap in their pillows if you want your iPod back. And don't pelt them with acorns, either. I grabbed my armour, and threw it on as quickly as possible.
I ran out my door, and went to the Athena cabin. I knocked politely in the door, and was let in by Grace, Annabeth's little sister, who had recently had her eighth birthday. She also happened to be fascinated with me. Go figure.
"HI!" She screamed.
"Hey," I said, "Is Annabeth in?" She nodded, and grabbed my hand, leading me towards Annabeth's office. Yes, she has an office. She built it as an extension for herself, because they were getting fairly short of space. So she basically lives in there. I think she just like the privacy, now that she's an adult. And just imagine what it would be like, acting practically like a mother all the time. Her young siblings are all obsessed with her. Grace knocked loudly on the door, and then barged in. Annabeth was bent over a table, with a large map of the forest spread on the surface. I cleared my throat, and she looked up, smiling.
"Thanks, Grace," She said, and gave the younger version of herself a hug. Grace skipped out of the room, and slammed the door ferociously behind her. I laughed, and sat down on Annabeth's bed. She came and sat beside me. She rested her head on my chest, as we lay back. I wrapped my arms around her, and buried my face in her hair. We sat like that for a few moments, until a knock sounded on the door. Annabeth sighed, and got up to answer it. I just watched her.
"Hey," Malcolm said. Then he noticed me. "Uh, I could come back later…" He said, and I noticed the armour piled unceremoniously on the floor. I also, well, don't tend to wear a shirt underneath my armour. Annabeth was dressed properly, but Malcolm obviously got the wrong picture. I quickly got up, and shook my head. Annabeth blushed (yes! One note to self-complete!).
"No, Malcolm, now's perfect!" She said, albeit too cheerfully. He just glared at me, like I was a trouble-maker. What is he thinking? I would never make trouble! Would this face cause trouble? Uh, on second thought, please don't answer that, voice in my head.
"Uh, right," He said awkwardly. "Well, since it's raining, I thought that we should send our best scouts up ahead, followed by the offense, so that they'll be able to see what they're doing. And that you and Percy should take separate offense teams opposite directions, since you guys are the best fighters." He said my name as if it was some sort of dirty word no one under the age of fifty should use. He was usually a nice guy, but not when he was being an overprotective brother. He needs to chill.
"Great idea!" Annabeth said, and ushered him out of the room. He gave me one last glare, and then rounded up the rest of his cabin, and headed out towards the battlefield. I sighed, and pulled my armour back on. Annabeth got hers on as well, and we walked hand in hand out to the mob of campers. We eventually rounded up our team, which consisted of Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Nemesis, Janus, Hebe, Eros, Hephaestus, Demeter, Hermes and Phobos. Those Phobos kids scared the life out of me.
"Alright, Katie, you take the Demeter cabin, the Phobos and Hermes cabins to the border for border patrol. We're going heavy on defense this time. Percy, you and I'll each take a small offensive group and attack on the flanks. I'll take two or three Nemesis and you take some Eros and Hebe, alright?" I nodded in response. "Good. The rest of you, defense anywhere you're needed. Go!" The blue team split up, and cheered their way to their positions. I caught up with Jace.
"Hey," She grinned. "Ready to go show those buggers how it's done?"
"You betcha. Oh, but Jace," I said, "Don't start randomly making out with Nico halfway through the game this time like the hormonal teenagers you are, 'kay?" She just laughed, and replied cockily.
"But we won because of that last time, didn't we?" Then she sprinted off. I chuckled to myself. I don't know if it's possible to be more in love than those two are… I could almost call it sweet. Except that one of them is an emotastic person who enjoys raising the dead, and the other is just way to relaxed about everything. It's more… creepy.
"Seaweed brain! Stop standing there and get your team moving!" Annabeth yelled at me, and I realized that my whole team was just staring at me, waiting for me to lead. I nodded, and motioned for them to follow me. I ran off towards the border, and lead the team to where I knew no one would bother guarding. We snuck around the edge of the trees, and made a bee-line for their flag perched atop a tall pine. I signaled for our very own monkey to climb up and get it. Jace ran at the tree and jumped. She grabbed a branch and we stared in amazement as she climbed all the way up to the top. Then, just as she was about to grab the flag, a volley of rocks came flying through the air. I swore, and hid under my shield. The rest of the campers were doing the same. Jace grabbed the flag and somehow managed to climb down without killing herself or getting mauled by rocks. I gave her the thumbs up as she sprinted by me. She grinned, and ran to the border. The rocks stopped, and I got up, and brought my squad to the border where Jace was doing a little victory dance. I smiled, as I was about to go congratulate her, when a pair of arms wrapped around my waist. I turned around, and took off Annabeth's invisibility hat. She kissed me long and hard, and I didn't notice that we were being watched intently by the campers, that is, until Annabeth pulled away, and pulled me towards the cabins.
"Admit it, Dead boy," I told my boyfriend, "I'm way more kick-ass then you are." I kissed his cheek, and leaned back into his chest. I felt his lips against my head.
"Well," He said, "Not at raising the dead. I'm special that way. But you're definitely more kick-ass in everything else." I smiled triumphantly, and turned my head up to kiss him. It still surprises me that I can actually taste death on my lips every time we kiss. I love it. We parted, and I couldn't stop smiling.
"I love you." I sat bolt upright, and I turned my head. I swear, if jaws could touch the floor…
"Really?" I asked, not really believing him. But if he said so.
"Really," Nico replied, and he closed my mouth, which was hanging wide open. "Now, I believe I need an answer. I love you so much, it's probably bad for my health."
"Uh, I was going to say that," I said, "But you stole my line. I love you so much, well, you can smell it. Don't smell me, that's not what I meant!" He laughed, and I whacked him on the head. "Why'd you chose to tell me you loved me under the bleachers of the amphitheatre anyways?"
"Well, I had been thinking about the beach, but then it started raining, and a cabin wouldn't quite cut it, so I thought 'Why not somewhere secluded and out of the rain?' So I ended up here. What, don't you love it?" I nodded, and snuggled into his chest, and felt his arms wrap around me. Then I fell asleep. I was tired!
"Jace! Wake up!" Nico hissed in my ear. I grunted, and pressed my face into his neck. He pulled me to my feet. I leaned against him, as if drunk. "Are you okay?" He asked, voice concerned.
"Drunk on Nico." He chuckled, and I just moaned, not wanting to have to go back to my cabin. Nico is way more comfortable than my bed. "Wha' time 's it?"
"Oh, around eleven. You really enjoy sleeping, don't you?" He crouched down, and I jumped on his back for a piggyback ride.
"Only with you. I swear, I could make big bucks by marketing you as a bed." I pondered this thought for a while. "On the other hand, that means I would have to share you. Screw that idea." He laughed, and set off for the cabins, me on his back. Life couldn't get any better.
A/N: Hokay, so lately I've been really happy, cause I have my own computer! MORE WRITING! So, this story may start off a bit slow, but I love it! Lots of romance! And humouristic awesomeness! Jace is an OC from my story 'A game a quest and Percabeth', so if you want to know more about her, just go read that story. Yeah, I'm evil. Whatever. Only if you want to know more about her. No, it's not a sequel, just something I wanted to write! For those who don't know, Phobos is the god of fear. You all know the rest. Okay, and if you want your character in the story, tell me! I will try to put you in as something, ranging from halfblood to monkey. Just tell me what you think you should be. Even a toaster with attitude works! Thanks for reading and hopefully reviewing!